Just following the bandsaw thread. NOTE: I'm a rank, but old, beginner!!
Grizzly and General seem to have a good following among the group. I've
been looking at various ones and see that the aforementioned ones seem
to have motors in the 1 1/2 to 2 HP range. Also prices around
$700-$1200. Then, wondering why the 'other' similiar (17") size saws are
priced around $2000-$3000, I see the HP rating is bumpud up quite a bit
to 4 or 5 HP.
Now, from me (beginner) to you (gods), is this significant? HP that is.
I've sure the rest of the machine as equal (I hope) improvements/quality.
That's the bandsaw part. Now the dado.
On my Ryobi 10" contractor style table saw (my wife bought it!), I've
got a (cheap) dado to make it 1/4" wide. As I take the 3 1/2" wide
poplar board over it to create a (?? tenon for a rabbet?), I see the
width change even thou I holding down very hard. See below.
3 1/2" wide
| <<<<<<<<< 1/4" top ^ to bottom \/
| <<<<<<< 1/2 "
^ -- 1/4" dado
The blade is set to 1/2" at the edge of the 3/4" board. The 1/4" left
over has not been consistent. And it doesn't matter that it's a the head
or tail of the cut. I'm holding it down hard, but it's still the same. I
have to file down the pieces in order to make them fit better if not
properly. I haven't been able to figure out why that is. Suggestion??